Maui Dog, the colorful eatery of island-inspired dogs, burgers, and sliders on Indian School Road and 36th Street in Central Phoenix, may be looking for a new home after just one year -- thanks to his rent situation.
Maui Dog owner John Stamatakis says he's looking for a new location in the event a rent increase becomes a reality.
"I'd hate to move, I feel like people are just getting to know me. But if I have to, I'd like to stay around this area," Stamatakis says.
Maybe that's because he's got his sights on a possible second location elsewhere.
Stamatakis tells me a new investor has approached him and wants to open a second location of Maui Dog -- most likely in Scottsdale.
"It's very exciting," he says. "I'll be able to go back and forth between both places."
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The second Maui Dog location is yet to be announced, but Stamatakis says he's getting closer on finalizing a site.
Details to come.